Horizon Zero Dawn is going to be getting a Netflix adaptation, with Steve Blackman set to helm the project for the streamer. Steve Blackman is currently the showrunner for The Umbrella Academy, but has previously worked on shows such as Altered Carbon, Legion, Fargo, Bones, and Las Vegas. It was earlier this year that Sony confirmed a show based on Horizon Zero Dawn, but at the time there were no details on who would be the showrunner.
“Horizon Zero Dawn and Orbital are elevated, event-level projects grounded in characters that fans will love and relate to, which are hallmarks of Irish Cowboy productions,” said Blackman. “We’re thrilled to be working with Netflix and all of our partners on developing these ground-breaking stories.”
Orbital is another show that Steve Blackman will be producing for Netflix. The synopsis for Horizon Zero Dawn was also released, and it will be familiar to those who have played the game. “Co-created by Steve Blackman and Michelle Lovretta, Horizon Zero Dawn is an epic sci-fi adventure series set a thousand years in the future, in a strange and beautiful world full of primitive tribes and high-tech machines, all built on the bones of the ‘Old Ones’ – the ruins of our present-day United States. The disaster that destroyed our world is long forgotten, but when these formerly peaceful machines mysteriously turn into dangerous hunters of all life, a young outcast named Aloy discovers that the only chance to save her world is to fight to uncover what happened to ours.”
There will be a few executive producers for the show including Steve Blackman, Michelle Lovretta and Abbey Morris. Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions are also involved, as are Jan-Bart van Beek and Ben McCaw of Guerrilla, and Roy Lee and Matthew Ball of Vertigo. There is no release window or casting details yet.